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TERRORISM: U.S. Charges Three With Conspiring to Commit Terrorism Abroad

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posted on Feb, 21 2006 @ 12:36 PM
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Three men were indicted in an Ohio Federal Court with conspiring to commit murder and attack U.S. assets overseas. The men are expected to appear in Federal Courts in Toledo and/or Cleveland later today. The three men are Mohammad Zaki Amawi, Marwan Othman el-Hindi and Wassim Mazloum and have ties to both the U.S. and Jordan. The indictment says the men were engaged in planning to engange in jihad against the United States and her allies abroad by providing training, firearms, planning, and other assistance.
 



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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A grand jury in Ohio indicted three men for conspiring to kill people and for planning attacks against U.S. forces overseas, court documents showed on Tuesday.

The indictment said the three men -- Mohammad Zaki Amawi, Marwan Othman el-Hindi and Wassim Mazloum -- were part of a conspiracy that began in November 2004 to kill people outside the United States, including U.S. troops in Iraq.

"It was part of the conspiracy that one or more conspirators would recruit others to train for violent jihad against the United States and its allies in Iraq, and elsewhere, and would propose potential training sites for use in providing ongoing firearms, hand-to-hand combat, explosives and other paramilitary training to prospective recruits," the indictment said.


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Sounds like a good catch. I'm sure these guys were caught using the NSA wiretapping scheme and the timing of the indictment is meant to show its usefulness.

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posted on Feb, 21 2006 @ 08:53 PM
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Here we are on a conspiracy website and here's a story about a genuine conspiracy that deals with real life issues that affect each of us no matter where we live because Islamic terrorists have struck in virtually every part of the world and this story languishes without comment. Is there a conspiracy afoot?


Mr. Gonzales, without being questioned, addressed the fact that the men were charged with conspiracy to commit terrorism, not with actual acts of terrorism. For example, the indictment said two men discussed with "the trainer" a plan to practice setting off explosives on the Fourth of July last year so that the activity would not be noticed. It did not say whether the plans were carried out.

"Let me be clear about why criminal charges such as these are important in our fight against terrorism," he said in his opening statement. "We cannot wait until an attack happens. We will continue to use our criminal laws as Congress intended, to charge individuals once they conspire to provide support to terrorism or conspire to kill abroad."

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posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 01:08 PM
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3 Men in US Charged with Conspiring to Commit Terrorist Acts Plead 'Not Guilty'

Three men have pleaded not guilty in the midwestern U.S. state of Ohio to charges of conspiring to commit acts of terrorism against U.S. military forces in Iraq and other countries.

Mohammad Zaki Amawi, Marwan Othman el-Hindi and Wassim Mazloum are also charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists in the Middle East.

Amawi is a citizen of Jordan and the United States, el-Hindi is a U.S. citizen born in Jordan, and Mazloum is a legal U.S. resident. Amawi is also charged with verbally threatening to kill or injure President Bush.

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Not only are these individuals charged with conspiracy to commit terror abroad against US military, but one is also charged with threatening to harm President Bush.


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posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 01:22 PM
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Originally posted by submitter
Sounds like a good catch. I'm sure these guys were caught using the NSA wiretapping scheme and the timing of the indictment is meant to show its usefulness.


Actually, it seems that law enforcement is denying any such thing and the activity of these men came to the attention of the government from tips from those who knew these men.

Although, there is a conspiracy here, so far there is no indication that it is a government conspiracy.


...Gregory A. White, the chief federal prosecutor in the northern district of Ohio, standing alongside Mr. Gonzales, suggested strongly that...clandestine wiretaps were not at the heart of the case.

Asked whether he had all the tools he needed under existing criminal law to bring the case, Mr. White replied, "The allegations in this indictment are based upon traditional law enforcement kinds of efforts."

He said other people had come forward to tell officials of the activities of the three men.

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posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 06:24 PM
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Yes, it appears now the FBI was tipped off by Arab-Americans who knew these people and didn't want to have anything to do with it!



posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 06:29 PM
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"Let me be clear about why criminal charges such as these are important in our fight against terrorism," Gonzales said in his opening statement. "We cannot wait until an attack happens."


My first thought: Anyone seen Minority Report?

2. What if the "sources" are feuding with the guys they accused, and lied?

...That's the problem with witchhunts and inquisitions ya know. People point fingers to get out of the light.



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